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Spotlight: Kristina Weber ’16

When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade. When life throws you two surgeries and you’re a softball catcher, you change your game and take up a different position, at least for Kristina Weber ’16 of the softball team. The S&B’s News Editor Nora Coghlan ’17 sat down with Weber to discuss injuries, softball and…

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Student managers work their magic behind the scene

By Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu Grinnell students have a wide range of relationships with athletics, from athletes who spend hours a day preparing their bodies and minds for the thrill of competition to sports fans who do homework in sorrow after their team suffers a devastating loss. Located somewhere in the middle are Grinnell’s student sports…

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Training the mind one neuron at a time

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor catanzar@grinnell.edu For some athletes, training revolves around lifting weights, shooting free throws and running laps. While this no doubt makes them stronger, it is only half of the practice process. For athletes across all sports, from the NBA to the Grinnell Pioneers, training the mind is just as important as training…

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Softball has a weekend of ups and downs

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell softball team tasted both the sweet thrill of victory and a bitter dash of defeat this past week, taking both games of a double header against Ripon College last Saturday only to drop both games of a twin billing against Carroll University on Monday. The Pioneers won the first game…

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Spotlight: Jackie Hutchison

The  S&B’s news editor Nora Coghlan sat down with volleyball head coach and yoga instructor Jackie Hutchison to discuss her approach to leading a team. As Hutchinson see it, yoga not only makes volleyball players better physically, but it also improves the mental game by teaching the team to be mindful and calm. Can you…

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Men’s tennis picks up two Conference victories

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell men’s tennis team steamrolled a pair of opponents last weekend and asserted themselves once again as the preeminent power in the Midwestern Conference. In a twin billing on Sunday, April 9 ,the Pioneers defeated Carroll University in the morning 8–1 and then returned to the Bear in the afternoon to…

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Baseball and softball kick off season in Florida

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu As per tradition, Grinnell’s baseball and softball teams spent the first week of spring break — the start of the season — at hot locations. Aside from preparing for field-play, the teams used these trips to strengthen their relationships among one another. Ben Binversie ’17, a relief pitcher for the baseball team,…

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Andy Hamilton named new Athletic Director

Gabe Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu Andy Hamilton ’85 will become Grinnell College’s next Athletic Director, and the College would be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified for the position. Along with being an alumnus, Hamilton has worked for Grinnell athletics for the past 32 years in multiple capacities. After first working as an assistant coach on the…